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Systems Designer – Neon Koi

PlayStation Global

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

We are Neon Koi. We are a PlayStation Studio. Our mission is to make mobile action games with epic stories that foster lasting connections with players around the world. Our aim is to amass a stellar portfolio over the next decade by focusing on building highly collaborative, experienced and empowered teams in Helsinki & Berlin.
We offer you the chance to join a rapidly growing international team of passionate and talented game makers, just like yourself. As a young company, you, as an early employee, will have a genuine opportunity to contribute significantly to the culture and operations.
Neon Koi is formerly known as Savage Game Studios.

 

Why do our people love it here? 

Our team can be summed up as being hungry, humble, and people-smart. We genuinely love what we do and aim high. To succeed as a diverse international team spread across two locations (Helsinki & Berlin), effective collaboration and communication are key. While we are all talented individuals, the sweetest achievement is succeeding together as a team.

Fair Play –  To us, fairness stands for treating people justly, and not letting your personal feelings bias your decisions about them. We strive to preserve a culture, which doesn’t have glass ceilings or hidden decision-making processes. A transparent culture where teams can thrive and get rewarded for the work they put in and the results they achieve.

When people don’t play by the rules, we act swiftly. At the same time, we reward individuals and teams who embrace our values.

Powerful Together – We believe that excellence is reached by effective team collaboration and ongoing, open feedback.

We are constantly curious to learn from each other. Understanding and hearing each others’ perspectives enables us to make the best decisions. We get inspired by each other to strive for higher standards and ultimately become a better version of ourselves.

You can rely on each other when facing difficult challenges. We encourage everyone to speak up, ask for help and bring up hard conversations. Most importantly, we put a lot of effort into hiring the right people who enjoy spending time with each other.

Players First – We work for the players. Understanding them at deeper levels than just demographics is crucial for our success.

We’re player informed. Ultimately we, and not our players, are responsible for making the right decisions for our games. We realize that what players want and what they need may often differ.

We’re committed to creating a diverse team. If you feel that you might be interested in the role, even if you don’t hit 100% of the criteria, please don’t let that put you off. Get in touch with us. We believe in passion and potential.

 

The Role 

As a System Designer at Neon Koi, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and balancing game systems for our game. You will work closely with designers, developers, and product managers to create systems that enhance player engagement and monetization while ensuring a fun and fair gaming experience.

This role can be based in Helsinki or Berlin.

Responsibilities 

  • Design robust & scalable systems, spot edge cases early, and highlight potential issues or synergies with other systems
  • Create detailed design documents and specifications for new systems and features.
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure systems align with the overall game vision and design.
  • Collaborate with developers to integrate systems into the game, ensuring smooth implementation and functionality.
  • Partner with the analytics team to track system performance and make data-driven adjustments.
  • Continuously monitor and balance game systems to ensure a fair and enjoyable player experience.
  • Analyze player feedback and data to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
  • Conduct playtests to gather feedback and refine systems.
  • Partnering with our Economy Designer on monetization strategies, including in-app purchases and ads, to maximize revenue without compromising player experience.
  • Stay current with industry trends and competitor games to identify new opportunities and best practices.
  • Propose innovative ideas for new systems and features that enhance the game and meet business goals.

Requirements 

  • 5+ years of experience in game design with at least 2+ years in System Design
  • Experience in F2P mobile games
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing successful game systems
  • Strong understanding of game mechanics, player psychology, and monetization strategies
  • Proficiency in creating design documents, specifications, and wireframes
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

The ideal candidate will also have 

  • Experience with live ops and event design

 

Why join us? 

Although we’re a new company, we’re committed to making this a great place to work, so this is only the beginning of our benefits: 

  • Annual bonus 
  • Lunch benefits
  • Budget towards commuting costs 
  • Fitness benefits
  • Home internet / mobile phone plan
  • Educational budget: for language learning, self-training, attending conferences, buying games and books etc 
  • Financial and practical assistance with relocation through our relocation partner and a relocation budget 
  • Twice yearly off-sites
  • PBG – Pizza, beer and games on the last Friday of every month 
  • 30 days holiday plus additional days for Wellness and between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to PlayStation products and games 

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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